Papa Bouba Diop

Date of birth28 January 1978
Place of birthDakar
NationalitySenegalese
Weight88 kg
Height1.93 m
PositionMidfielder

This midfielder developed with Swiss lower division club Vevey Sports before stepping up to join Neuchatel in the 2000 close season.

He appeared regularly in the first team in the opening half of the 2000-01 campaign before switching to Grasshoppers where he has featured in UEFA Cup action.

He moved to Lens on a five-year contract after the African Nations' Cup Final in February 2002, where he has struggled to break into the first team only making five appearances.

One of several European based youngsters introduced to the Senegal team by coach Bruno Metsu, he came on from the subs' bench in the vital World Cup qualifying victory over Morocco.

He scored the first goal of the 2002 finals to clinch the sensational opening match win against holders France, then netted twice in the 3-3 draw with Uruguay to secure Senegal's unexpected place in the last 16 of the World Cup finals.

He joined Fulham in July 2004 with a four-year contract that was extended to June 2009 in April 2006.

His contract at Portsmouth was extended to June 2011 in September 2009.

He joined West Ham United in August 2011 with a one-year contract.

He joined Birmingham City in October 2012 with a monthly contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Espoir Dakar 01 Jul 1996 01 Jul 1997
Diaraaf Dakar 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
Vevey Sports 01 Jul 1999 01 Jul 2000
Neuchatel Xamax 01 Jul 2000 01 Jan 2001
Grasshoppers 01 Jan 2001 01 Jan 2002
RC Lens 01 Jan 2002 27 Jul 2004
Portsmouth 19 Jul 2004 24 Jul 2004 T
Fulham 27 Jul 2004 31 Aug 2007
Portsmouth 31 Aug 2007 11 Jul 2010
AEK Athens 11 Jul 2010 30 Jun 2011
West Ham United 30 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Birmingham City 09 Oct 2012 17 Jan 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Grasshoppers UEFA Champions League 2
1
2001-02 Grasshoppers UEFA Cup 4
1
2
2001-02 RC Lens French Championnat
5
1
2002-03 RC Lens French Championnat 12
4
3
5
2002-03 RC Lens UEFA Champions League 4
2
2003-04 RC Lens French Championnat 21
5
3
7
3
2003-04 RC Lens UEFA Cup 5
1
2
1
2004-05 Fulham FA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Fulham League Cup 3
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 29
6
7
2
2005-06 Fulham League Cup
1
1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 21
1
2
6
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 20
3
3
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League
2
1
2007-08 Portsmouth FA Cup 4
1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth League Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 25
6
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Portsmouth Premier League 15
1
5
2008-09 Portsmouth UEFA Cup 3
1
2009-10 Portsmouth FA Cup 5
2
2009-10 Portsmouth Premier League 9
3
1
2011-12 West Ham United League Championship 14
2
1
1
2012-13 Birmingham City League Championship 1
1
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Aug 2004 Manchester City v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
21 Aug 2004 Fulham v Bolton Wanderers W 2-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2004 Fulham v Middlesbrough L 0-2 Premier League
30 Aug 2004 Portsmouth v Fulham L 4-3 Premier League
11 Sep 2004 Fulham v Arsenal L 0-3 Premier League
18 Sep 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
16 Oct 2004 Fulham v Liverpool L 2-4 Premier League
23 Oct 2004 Aston Villa v Fulham L 2-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2004 Birmingham City v Fulham W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
30 Oct 2004 Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
07 Nov 2004 Newcastle United v Fulham W 1-4 Premier League
10 Nov 2004 Nottingham Forest v Fulham W 2-4 League Cup 4th round
13 Nov 2004 Fulham v Chelsea L 1-4 Premier League
20 Nov 2004 Everton v Fulham L 1-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2004 Fulham v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Premier League
30 Nov 2004 Fulham v Chelsea L 1-2 League Cup 5th round
04 Dec 2004 Norwich City v Fulham W 0-1 Premier League
13 Dec 2004 Fulham v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
20 Dec 2004 Charlton Athletic v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2004 Arsenal v Fulham L 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2004 Fulham v Birmingham City L 2-3 Premier League
01 Jan 2005 Fulham v Crystal Palace W 3-1 Premier League
05 Jan 2005 Southampton v Fulham D 3-3 Premier League
16 Jan 2005 Fulham v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 Premier League
19 Jan 2005 Fulham v Watford W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
22 Jan 2005 Birmingham City v Fulham W 1-2 Premier League
02 Feb 2005 Fulham v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
05 Feb 2005 Liverpool v Fulham L 3-1 Premier League
12 Feb 2005 Fulham v Derby County W 4-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
19 Feb 2005 Bolton Wanderers v Fulham L 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
26 Feb 2005 Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham L 2-0 Premier League
05 Mar 2005 Fulham v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
19 Mar 2005 Manchester United v Fulham L 1-0 Premier League
30 Apr 2005 Fulham v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
15 May 2005 Fulham v Norwich City W 6-0 Premier League
20 Aug 2005 Blackburn Rovers v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
24 Aug 2005 Arsenal v Fulham L 4-1 Premier League
27 Aug 2005 Fulham v Everton W 1-0 Premier League
10 Sep 2005 Newcastle United v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
17 Sep 2005 Fulham v West Ham United L 1-2 Premier League
26 Sep 2005 Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham L 1-0 Premier League
01 Oct 2005 Fulham v Manchester United L 2-3 Premier League
17 Oct 2005 Charlton Athletic v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2005 Fulham v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
25 Oct 2005 Fulham v West Bromwich Albion L 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
29 Oct 2005 Wigan Athletic v Fulham L 1-0 Premier League
05 Nov 2005 Fulham v Manchester City W 2-1 Premier League
20 Nov 2005 Middlesbrough v Fulham L 3-2 Premier League
27 Nov 2005 Fulham v Bolton Wanderers W 2-1 Premier League
03 Dec 2005 West Bromwich Albion v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
17 Dec 2005 Fulham v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
02 Jan 2006 Fulham v Sunderland W 2-1 Premier League
26 Feb 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2006 Fulham v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 Premier League
24 Apr 2006 Fulham v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2006 Manchester City v Fulham W 1-2 Premier League
04 May 2006 Sunderland v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
07 May 2006 Fulham v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
20 Aug 2006 Manchester United v Fulham L 5-1 Premier League
23 Aug 2006 Fulham v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 Premier League
26 Aug 2006 Fulham v Sheffield United W 1-0 Premier League
09 Sep 2006 Newcastle United v Fulham W 1-2 Premier League
23 Sep 2006 Fulham v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
02 Oct 2006 Watford v Fulham D 3-3 Premier League
16 Oct 2006 Fulham v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 Premier League
11 Nov 2006 Portsmouth v Fulham D 1-1 Premier League
18 Nov 2006 Manchester City v Fulham L 3-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2006 Fulham v Reading L 0-1 Premier League
29 Nov 2006 Fulham v Arsenal W 2-1 Premier League
02 Dec 2006 Blackburn Rovers v Fulham L 2-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2006 Liverpool v Fulham L 4-0 Premier League
03 Feb 2007 Fulham v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
11 Feb 2007 Bolton Wanderers v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
18 Feb 2007 Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-4 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 2007 Fulham v Manchester United L 1-2 Premier League
03 Mar 2007 Fulham v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
17 Mar 2007 Wigan Athletic v Fulham D 0-0 Premier League
31 Mar 2007 Fulham v Portsmouth D 1-1 Premier League
14 Apr 2007 Reading v Fulham L 1-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2007 Fulham v Blackburn Rovers D 1-1 Premier League
29 Apr 2007 Arsenal v Fulham L 3-1 Premier League
05 May 2007 Fulham v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
12 Aug 2007 Arsenal v Fulham L 2-1 Premier League
18 Aug 2007 Fulham v Middlesbrough L 1-2 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 2
2
1
1
2001-02 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
3
1
2001-02 Senegal International Friendly 3
1
2
2002-03 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
2002-03 Senegal International Friendly 1
2003-04 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 4
1
2003-04 Senegal FIFA World Cup 2
1
2003-04 Senegal International Friendly 2
1
2004-05 Senegal FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Senegal International Friendly 2
2005-06 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
2
2005-06 Senegal FIFA World Cup 1
2005-06 Senegal International Friendly
1
2006-07 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 1
1
2006-07 Senegal International Friendly 1
2007-08 Senegal Africa Cup of Nations 3
1
2007-08 Senegal International Friendly 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
14 Jul 2001 Senegal v Morocco W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group C
08 Nov 2001 Korea Republic v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
20 Jan 2002 Egypt v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2002 Senegal v Tunisia D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
04 Feb 2002 Senegal v Congo DR W 2-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals quarter-final
07 Feb 2002 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals semi-final
27 Mar 2002 Senegal v Bolivia W 2-1 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Saudi Arabia v Senegal L 3-2 International Friendly
23 May 2002 Ecuador v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
31 May 2002 France v Senegal W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
06 Jun 2002 Denmark v Senegal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
11 Jun 2002 Senegal v Uruguay D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 2002 Sweden v Senegal W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
22 Jun 2002 Turkey v Senegal L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
08 Sep 2002 Lesotho v Senegal W 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 8
31 May 2003 Senegal v Cape Verde Islands W 2-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Japan v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
17 Jan 2004 Senegal v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
26 Jan 2004 Burkina Faso v Senegal D 0-0 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
30 Jan 2004 Kenya v Senegal W 0-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
02 Feb 2004 Mali v Senegal D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group B
07 Feb 2004 Tunisia v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-final
05 Jun 2004 Senegal v Congo W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
20 Jun 2004 Togo v Senegal L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
03 Jul 2004 Senegal v Zambia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
05 Sep 2004 Mali v Senegal D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
10 Oct 2004 Liberia v Senegal W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
17 Nov 2004 Algeria v Senegal W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Cameroon v Senegal L 1-0 International Friendly
05 Jun 2005 Congo v Senegal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
18 Jun 2005 Senegal v Togo D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
08 Oct 2005 Senegal v Mali W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Africa group 1
27 Jan 2006 Ghana v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
31 Jan 2006 Nigeria v Senegal L 2-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group D
09 Feb 2006 Senegal v Nigeria L 0-1 Africa Cup of Nations 3rd place
01 Mar 2006 Senegal v Norway W 2-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Ivory Coast v Senegal W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Burkina Faso v Senegal L 1-0 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
21 Aug 2007 Ghana v Senegal D 1-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Senegal v Burkina Faso W 5-1 Africa Cup of Nations Group 7
17 Nov 2007 Senegal v Mali W 3-2 International Friendly
21 Nov 2007 Morocco v Senegal L 3-0 International Friendly
23 Jan 2008 Tunisia v Senegal D 2-2 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
27 Jan 2008 Senegal v Angola L 1-3 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D
31 Jan 2008 Senegal v South Africa D 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.